Goa’s beaches have attracted visitors from all over the world. Each stretch of sand kissed gently by the azure waters of the Arabian Sea has its own character, inviting some to party, and inviting others to relax. It’s a well-known fact that North Goa’s beaches are the more eventful, lively, and busier beaches, which means those who are looking for something more peaceful invariably end up travelling down south. The further you go, the more peaceful it usually gets, and for a long time, Palolem as been one of those beaches where tranquillity was your reward for a 2-hour journey from the north. The white sands and crystal clear waters have been home to many tourists over the years looking for simplicity. Luxury boarding and fine dining was not even an option – though all of that is about to change now that the Sobit Sarovar Portico has opened its doors in Goa.
A taste of luxury
Located just 500 metres away from Palolem beach, Sobit Sarovar Portico aims to promote tourism in the area and offer high-quality service and stay options. The property, launched by Mr. Amit Prabhu, Owner of Prabhu Realtors, and Ajay Bakaya, Managing Director, Sarovar Hotels & Resorts, is one of 78 hotels across India and Africa managed by Sarovar Hotels and Resorts.
Spread across 5500 square metres, Sobit Sarovar Portico has 48 well-appointed deluxe rooms encased beautifully by quaint architecture that reflects Goa’s history and culture. Intricate woodwork, hand-selected art and sleek lines showcase a blend of Goan and Indo-Portuguese styles. Throughout the hotel, paintings by Pravin Solanke and other art narrate the tale of Goa’s heritage, culture, landscapes, events and daily life.
Each of the 48 identical rooms is furnished with the latest luxuries – no expense has been spared. From a refreshing rain shower in the bathroom complete with organic personal care amenities to the flat-screen TVs presented sans ugly cables and receiver boxes, everything aspect of the room has been planned carefully and thoughtfully. Guests will find that even the plug points on the walls include USB outlets for devices, and free WiFi really need not be mentioned. The sit-out balconies overlook the crystal clear pool and is the perfect alternative to the room’s two-seater couch if a bit of fresh air is required.
Fine Dining specialities
The myriad food and beverage outlets set themselves apart within the hotel, each offering a different atmosphere – the creations of Baaya Design – without losing that singular common thread of true Goan hospitality and quaint architectural style. Situated just after the hotel’s main lobby, Flavours is Sobit Sarovar Portico’s multi-cuisine restaurant with popular dishes from around the world, served with flair. The restaurant also hosts the morning’s extensive buffet breakfast with both European and Indian offerings.
Uzo, the bar, is well-stocked with a large array of international beverages styled in a chic, friendly manner, while at Balcão, guests can lounge by the pool as they sip innovative cocktails and nibble on delicious snacks.
Mix business with pleasure
The Sobit Sarovar Portico was designed keeping in mind that Goa does not discriminate when it comes to its guests. Goa has an uncanny way of turning business trips into holidays, and holidays into networking opportunities – and so this premiere property is equipped to handle both. With its gorgeous interiors, Sala de Cristal banquet hall offers the ideal venue for events of any sort, from weddings to private parties, exhibitions to corporate retreats for up to 350 guests. The hall can also be partitioned into a pre-function and main event area and is even equipped to handle events simultaneously.
When the work is done and it’s time to relax, Sobit Sarovar Portico offers O Spa, at which trained therapists ease and relax guests with a wide variety of treatments. In addition, the resort also has a well-equipped gym and a multipurpose activity centre for children and adults complete with snooker, carroms, a selection of books, table tennis and more.
The Sarovar experience
Sarovar Hotels & Resorts is a leading hotel management company and one of the fastest-growing chains of hotels in India. Headed by a team of industry veterans, the Company manages 80 operational hotels in 50 destinations in India and overseas, under Sarovar Premiere, Sarovar Portico, Hometel brands. The brands cover the 3, 4 and 5-star spectrum. Sarovar Hotels also operates the Corporate Hospitality Services division with the management of services at various prestigious Business Schools. With 12 regional sales & reservations offices located across India, Sarovar Hotels & Resorts is one of the largest and most diverse hotel management companies in the country today.
Sarovar Hotels is part of the Paris-headquartered Louvre Hotels Group, a major player in the global hospitality industry, with a portfolio that now includes 2,500 hotels in 52 countries. It has a full hotel offering, spanning 1 star to 5 stars, with the Louvre Hotels Group’s historic brands (Golden Tulip, Royal Tulip, Tulip Inn, Première Classe, Kyriad, Campanile), the 5 brands of the Sarovar network in India, Louvre Hotels Group is a subsidiary of Jin Jiang International Holdings Co., Ltd., the second-largest hospitality group in the world.
If you’re looking for a taste of luxury in the south of Goa, book your next stay at the Sobit Sarovar Portico. For reservations call 0832 2729250. You can even visit their website at https://www.sarovarhotels.com/sobit-sarovar-portico-palolem-beach-hotel-goa/